Harrop’s CDC Ant

Harrops CDC Ant - Black | www.johnkreft.com

 

Harrops CDC Ant - Cinnamon | www.johnkreft.com

 

Materials

 

Hook:

TMC 206BL #16

Thread:

8/0 black or brown

Abdomen:

Black or cinnamon dubbing

Wing:

2 CDC feathers – dun or tan

Hackle:

Black or brown

Thorax:

Black or cinnamon dubbing

 

Directions:

  1. Start thread on hook and advance to barb.
  2. Start dubbing abdomen backwards around hook curve then forward to hook point.
  3. Tie on CDC with 2 loose wraps. Pull CDC to length. Tighten up with 2 or 3 more wraps.
  4. Tie on hackle but don’t wrap until after next step.
  5. Dub remaining abdomen and bring thread back to hackle tie-in.
  6. Wrap hackle 3 – 5 turns and tie off.
  7. Whip finish.

Note: Lately, I’ve been using Blue Ribbon Flies Midge Black dubbing and Rene’ Harrop’s Professional Dubbing – Rusty Spinner from Trouthunter for the abdomen of the Harrop’s CDC Ant..

If you’d like more information on CDC, check out my blog – Use Fly Patterns with CDC Feathers

 

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